Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Accepting defeat

The cold that has been nudging me for a week or more finally came out on top. And with such a shout.

I would swear blind that this is my worst cold ever but then I a
m pretty sure I said that about last year's cold. My nose runs continually when not blocked and I shiver and ache.

I have given in, you know you are really ill when you put a hat on your head to walk to the school bus stop at 8am and find you are quite unable to even contemplate removing that cosy, nursing hat when indoors, even hours later.

It's OK though, I am going to roll with it. The cushions are plumped and inviting and there is a blanket with my name on it. I have a fresh box of tissues.

I have a good book or two should my eyes refuse to close.

My feet are warm in knitted socks (Colinette Jitterbug, in case you were wondering).

And I have good company. One who oozes sincere sympathy and joins me on the sofa in order to willingly play the part of a hot-water bottle.

And another who still feels a hat on the head signifies a brisk hike to the woods at any point but will resign himself to a light chair nap if I really insist.


OpenID martha said...

oh dear, I do hope you feel better soon. Aren't dogs wonderful substitute hot water bottles? Take care!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010 12:06:00 pm  
Blogger kristina said...

Oh I hope you feel better very, very soon. I've just recovered from my cold, and it did entail days on the sofa covered in blankets with cups of tea and a good book. I just wish I'd had such a sweet canine companion!

K x

Tuesday, December 07, 2010 12:08:00 pm  
Blogger Cyb√®le said...

Join the club. We seem to be the house of walking wounded and ill right now. Not much fun. I felt too miserable to even read or knit, and just watched endless television in between snoozing. Hope you feel better soon!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010 12:32:00 pm  
Anonymous Jo said...

Poor you! I am literally just recovering after being knocked sideways by a flu/cold bug for the past two weeks. I made the mistake of trying to soldier on through, I'm sure your tactics will ensure a swift recovery!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010 12:59:00 pm  
Blogger Ali said...

Poor you - feel better soon.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010 1:02:00 pm  
Blogger Tabiboo said...

Oh no - that's not good.

I do hope the aches and shivers pack up and leave verrrry soon.

take care,

Nina x

Tuesday, December 07, 2010 1:12:00 pm  
Blogger Helen Philipps said...

I hope you feel better soon, colds are so misery-making. You are reading two of the same books as me, by the way! Keep cosy and get well soon. Helen x

Tuesday, December 07, 2010 1:45:00 pm  
Blogger Frances said...

Hoping that you'll be shedding that miserable cold soon. Lots of rest, liquids, warmth will speed the recovery, and it looks as if you have got all those around you.

Best wishes!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010 2:22:00 pm  
Blogger rachel said...

Oh dear, much sympathy to you! My cold has gone, but any exertion makes me as weak as a kitten. Rest, rest, rest.....

Tuesday, December 07, 2010 2:42:00 pm  
Blogger Dragonfly said...

I do hope you feel better soon. I like your recuperation plan... I have a sneaking feeling I am going to have to adopt something similar in the next few days.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010 4:37:00 pm  
Anonymous Laura said...

Hope you feel better soon! Your dog does look like fantastic company!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010 7:55:00 pm  
Blogger Gigibird said...

I am liking the sound of your doggy hot water bottle.
On a positive note...at least now you won't be getting a cold over Christmas;-)

Tuesday, December 07, 2010 7:59:00 pm  
Blogger nicole said...

Sorry to hear you are poorly. Sounds like you have all the ingredients for a speedy recovery though. Mind you, with such lovely and cozy surroundings, perhaps I wouldn't want to get better, just to have an excuse to stay cuddled up with a pup hot-water bottle...

Wednesday, December 08, 2010 12:37:00 pm  
Blogger Charity said...

Oh, yuck, Rebecca, I'm so sorry you're sick! Good to hear that you're taking care of yourself, though... I hope you recover quickly!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010 4:43:00 pm  
Blogger Gina said...

I hope you feel better soon. I love the resigned expression in the last photo!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010 5:18:00 pm  
Blogger Jane said...

Feel better soon. I've been fighting off a cold too, but I think it's winning.

Thursday, December 09, 2010 12:55:00 am  
Blogger cathleen said...

Rebecca....hope this day finds you feeling better. Your dogs have the sweetest faces!

Friday, December 10, 2010 2:08:00 pm  
Blogger ayearabovetheshop said...

Oh how I loved that Decca Mitford book. What a woman eh? An inspiration. A fantastic read for a bad bound day.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 12:27:00 am  
Blogger Kai said...

It's obviously the season for colds and 'flu. We have the same here. I have cushions and blankets and dogs to cuddle up to when I'm reall cold! Would you believe I have m jitterbug socks on as well.. :)

Hope you feel better soon.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 7:55:00 pm  
Blogger silverpebble said...

Oh I'm glad you're feeling better - shivering? Not good. Perhaps it was the other thing (not a cold).

Those Puffin postcards look seriously enticing. I'd struggle to use them though - I'd want to keep them all in their box and get them out and look at them. I think I'd want to make postcard-y mosaics on the floor.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 10:15:00 pm  

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